Swab for collecting biological specimens

  • US 10,327,741 B2
  • Filed: 09/18/2015
  • Issued: 06/25/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A biological specimen collection swab configured for collecting biological specimen to be analyzed, the swab comprising:

  • a rod, terminating in a tip; and

    a layer of fibers which were disposed on a surface of the tip by flocking in an oriented manner in an electrostatic field, the layer of fibers having a thickness of 0.6 to 3 mm and being configured to have capillarity hydrophilic properties and configured to be capable of absorbing at least a quantity of 40 μ

    l of liquid in the layer of fibers on the tip of the rod.

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